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Stories by Leah Shafer

By Leah Shafer 11/15/2016 9:42 AM EST
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How teenagers are making sense of the election — and preparing to step into their civic roles.
By Leah Shafer 11/14/2016 10:22 PM EST
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College applicants can take control of a frenzied process by reflecting on their values and goals — for the next four years and beyond.
By Bari Walsh, Matthew Weber, Leah Shafer 11/09/2016 12:31 PM EST
Second Lady Jill Biden recording an EdCast
Second Lady Jill Biden and fellow teachers lead the drive to support the educational and social-emotional needs of military children.
By Leah Shafer 11/07/2016 8:14 AM EST
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For a polarized nation, where media streams reinforce the divide, a prescription for bridge-building.
By Leah Shafer 11/06/2016 10:32 AM EST
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Developing your expertise as a reader and a teacher of poetry.
By Leah Shafer 10/25/2016 2:29 PM EDT
More Than Safe
Creating a school where LGBTQ students thrive.
By Leah Shafer 10/17/2016 9:58 PM EDT
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A model for how online education can increase access to higher education.
By Leah Shafer 10/11/2016 4:21 PM EDT
Happy graduates at Commencement ceremony
How we can (and must) train a new generation of higher ed professionals to start talking about race.
By Leah Shafer 10/03/2016 3:57 PM EDT
Three children painting on easels set up outside
Time spent outside has wide-ranging benefits — and there are easy ways to integrate it into the school day.
By Leah Shafer 09/29/2016 9:22 AM EDT
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Amid declining state support for higher ed, a plan to stretch the dollars and bolster graduation rates nationwide.